A review of salinity and sodicity in irrigation

Ezlit, Younes D. and Smith, Rod J. and Raine, Steven R. (2010) A review of salinity and sodicity in irrigation. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Scarcity of fresh water has led to use of low quality waters (high sodicity and salinity) that were considered unsuitable for irrigation in the past. Mismanagement of irrigation using this water can increase the potential for soil degradation and limit crop production in the
long-term. Irrigation using highly saline-sodic water requires appropriate management to avoid long-term development of sodicity and salinity problems. The main factors that control the sodicity and salinity problems are maintenance of sufficient leaching and avoidance of soil structure degradation due to sodicity. However, the management options are determined by complex factors such as soil type and condition, water quality, irrigation practice and crop type. The fundamental processes occurring within soil profile under irrigation with highly saline sodic waters, and the problems related to salinity and
sodicity in the soil-water-plant system are complex. Modelling is an efficient tool to quantify and manage these problems. However, there has been limited research in
modelling of irrigation under highly sodic and saline conditions.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 02:17
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2013 02:17
Fields of Research (2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23259

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